Wine: names and bottle sizes for storage
The use of the glass bottle to store wine is still a compulsory choice today.
Because glass is able to maintain the organoleptic characteristics of wine over time, which is what all of us wine lovers desire.
Buy a good bottle, store it perhaps for several years, and then open it and drink it on a special occasion with friends and family.
The glass bottle is the container par excellence for storing wine, and there are various colours, sizes, and shapes, let’s look at some of them.
The Bordeaux bottle is currently produced in glass of different colours, but the most common type is the green (antique) one.
n fact, the purpose of colouring the glass with dark colours (black, caramel or green) is to protect the wine from light and thus contribute to its optimal preservation.
Rhine or Alsatian, a bottle from the Rhine wine area in Germany and Alsace. It is used for white or even rosé wines.
It has a slender shape, with no shoulders or indentation on the base, tapered and in fact lends itself to wines that rarely have lees or sediment.
It is ideal for easy-drinking white wines that leave no sediment and are consumed in a short time.
The sciampagnotta is a type of wine bottle. It takes its name from sciampagna,
the Italian name (now fallen into disuse) of the champagne wine produced in the traditional province of the same name (now the Champagne-Ardenne region) in France.
In fact, it was traditionally used for this famous French wine and later also for other sparkling wines.
similar in shape to the borgognot but differs from it in the characteristic rim and the thickness of the glass
Port bottles, with their tall, elegant shoulders, resemble Bordeaux bottles.
There is one big difference, however: Port-style wine bottles are traditionally equipped with a bulb
in the neck that serves to collect the sediment from ageing.
Dolcetto. It is almost always brown in colour to allow better ageing of the product and bears the inscription ‘Albeisa’ on the shoulder. It was introduced in the early 18th century by producers from Alba to distinguish their wines. What are the bottle sizes called?
Sizes and names of large wine bottles
Volume (litres) Bottles
0.25 0.33 Chopin
0.375 0.5 Demi
0.750 1 Standard
1.5 2 Magnum
High-sounding names, inspired by the great kings of biblical tradition.